Maligayang Pasko sa inyo!
In behalf of our municipality and its leaders, I extend to the Pozorrubians and friends of Pozorrubio, the warmest holiday greetings. And, as heartfelt as this greeting, our most sincere gratitude.
For the past months, the presence and easy accessibility of Pozorrubio Online/KaPOZoK Online had become as nearly familiar as the cellular phone. PO and KO also became as nearly familial as our next best of kin. By simply logging on, the distance between and among us seem never to have existed at all. Whatever the gap, it is bridged. And wherever the bridge spanned, fingers had walked and crossed over.
Being one community without boundaries is not an impossibility at all.
Where Pozorrubians lived and breathed, countless others had lived and breathed through the same, too. From beyond the skies, from across the seas, from the other side of the plains and the mountains, or from just across the neighborhood fence, the screen had flashed the words, the stories, the pictures. And regardless of the difference and the diversity of our beliefs, our politics, our lifestyles, we had somehow merged. With one mind, one body, and one soul, we held hands.
It’s hawak-kamay all over again.
This is our first Christmas and our first New Year as a 1st Class Municipality. And a week before we were informed of the fact, while we were still 2nd class, we were selected by DILG/NEDA as the Best Performing LGU-LGPMS (Local Government Performance Management System) beating all the other 1st, 2nd, 3rd class-municipalities in the province. Having been selected thus, we become the provincial bet for the Best Performing LGU-LGPMS in Region I, competing with 3 other towns, one town each of the same category from La Union, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte.
The twin honors from the twin awards my administration share with the past administration headed by my husband, former mayor Art Chan, the Sangguniang Bayan, the department heads and personnel. But most of these we owe to the people of Pozorrubio, here and abroad, because it is you who gave us the chance and the trust to serve you as your public servants and your community leaders.
It is so appropriate and so timely that the theme for the 139th year of the founding of Pozorrubio is unity in diversity. Sa ating pagkakaiba at pagkaiba-iba, tayo ay nagkaisa.
Maraming salamat. Manigong Bagong Taon sa ating lahat!
EMMA ZOSIMA T. CHAN